Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewari – Nhava Sheva Atal Setu, christened AtalSetu, in Maharashtra. This architectural marvel, the longest sea bridge in India, spans an impressive 21.8 kilometers and boasts six lanes. Constructed at a staggering cost of over Rs 17,840 crore, AtalSetu is set to transform the state’s transportation landscape.
The AtalSetu is not merely a bridge; it’s a strategic lifeline. Its primary purpose is to provide accelerated connectivity to both the Mumbai International Airport and the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport. Additionally, it promises to significantly slash travel times between Mumbai and key destinations such as Pune, Goa, and Southern India, thereby fostering economic growth and regional development.
Prime Minister Modi, in his address during the inauguration, emphasized the pivotal role of AtalSetu in enhancing Maharashtra’s infrastructure and fostering economic development. The bridge is expected to alleviate congestion, streamline transportation, and propel the state into a new era of connectivity.
AtalSetu is about 21.8 Km long, 6-lane bridge
In a remarkable sequence of events, Prime Minister Modi, later on Friday evening, further solidified his commitment to Maharashtra’s progress by inaugurating and laying the foundation stone for multiple projects exceeding a cumulative investment of ₹30,500 crore. These initiatives span diverse sectors, promising to usher in a new wave of growth and development for the state.
Just hours before the AtalSetu inauguration, the Prime Minister graced the 27th National Youth Festival. During his address, he urged the youth to actively participate in the electoral process, emphasizing the need to “reduce” the influence of dynastic politics. His impassioned plea resonated with the crowd, reinforcing the importance of democratic participation among the nation’s youth.
As the AtalSetu stands tall, spanning the azure waters off Maharashtra’s coast, it symbolizes not just a physical bridge but a bridge to progress, development, and a brighter future for the people of the state. The inauguration of this engineering marvel marks a significant milestone in India’s infrastructure narrative, showcasing the nation’s commitment to fostering connectivity and economic prosperity.